Saturday, September 17, 2011

'Lemon' and Poppy Seed Muffins

'Lemon' and Poppy Seed muffins
Anna G. mentioned 'Lemon and Poppy seed muffins' on the Failsafe Eating Support Group on Facebook and I knew I just had to try them...  right now!!!  I googled and the one I picked was from "The English Kitchen".  If you don't have a Thermomix,  just check her recipe there for the order things go in.   I loved "Debunking the myths of English Cookery one recipe at a time."  It made me smile.

So, obviously I had to lose the lemon to make this Failsafe... but that was all.  I just needed to exchanged lemon juice for citric acid and water.

Ingredients:
  • 80g water
  • 1 tsp Citric Acid
  • 220g Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Citric Acid, extra
  • 335g SR Flour
  • 2 tabs Poppy Seeds
  • 60g Butter, melted
  • 250g Milk
  • 2 Eggs
Method:
  • Combine Water and Citric Acid, stir until dissolved and set aside
  • Place sugar and extra Citric Acid into Thermomix and pulverise on speed 9 for 5 seconds
  • Put aside 2 tabs of the sugar mixture.
  • Add Flour and Poppy Seeds and combine on Speed 4-5 for 10 seconds
  • Scrape down, close lid and stir on Speed 3 while you add Citric mix, Butter,  Milk and Eggs through the top.  
  • Increase to speed 5 to really combine well, scraping sides if needed for about 7-10 seconds.
  • Put into muffin cases. (I always use paper muffin cases inside a 12-hole muffin tray)  
  • Sprinkle each with sugar mixture you put aside earlier
  • Mine made 12 when I used a 1/3 cup to scoop.
  • Bake in moderate oven for 20-25 minutes,  until cooked through and springy to the touch or a toothpick comes out clean.
Verdict:  I am eating one,  hot from the oven.  It's yummy and reminds me a bit of pancakes and lemon and sugar.  Mmmmmmm... pancakes.   I'll leave the rest alone until they're cool.  All the frillypantii are at the beach, while I bake.  They will be pleased when they get back,  all tired and hungry.

Tweeks:  The sugar on top... may as well leave that off.  It didn't translate well.  The original recipe used lemon-rind rubbed into the sugar.  Wow.  But,  this didn't work out so well.  So, just dump it all in the mix if you want.  No great loss.

Freezing:  These freeze and defrost in a school lunch box just fine.

6 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed! Not sure what a Thermomix is, but glad it worked out for you! Thanks for sharing! xxoo

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  2. I made these last week and the kids loved them. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks, Casey. That's great. By the way, have you seen the Failsafe Eating Support Group on Facebook? (See my links) You might be able to share some more ideas there!!

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  4. Hi! Yes, I've been lurking around the FS Eating Support Group on FB too.... thanks!

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  5. I've just bought a Bellini intelli kitchen maker. I'm loving reading all these recipes & can't wait to try them. We are failsafe, I'm delighted to have so many new things to try!

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I wish you luck with the Bellini, I'd live to hear how that pans out for you. :) I hope you've also discovered the other failsafe and thermomix recipe blogs I have listed over on the right hand side. When you roll over the bar on the right, it'll give you some links to click.

      Good luck! frillypants x

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